You know it's going to be a good day when you start your morning watching the cast of the Jersey Shore:)))
on the Today Show in your hotel room.
I didn't start watching them when it first came on the air but probably like most of you I soon heard all about them on every talk show. Whether you like them or not they are entertaining.
I kept kidding George that we were in NYC at the same time as them...maybe we'll see them...maybe you can run down to the NBC studio and catch a glimpse of them!!!
I'm totally kidding of course!
I'm totally kidding of course!
We did have a few other things to do that day...
and some money to spend:))
It was a crisp morning and after a quick breakfast of eggs and pancakes we headed towards the train station again to pick up the shuttle bus.
NYC is best in the morning....people rushing everywhere. You just feel the energy!
This is Park Ave. on the same street as the hotel we were staying at.
I could have spent all day taking pictures on this sunny day but we were already running late
Holy Moly it's already 9:30 and we have to crosstown on a weekday!!!
Loved this booths graphics and silhouettes. Not all the booths are large at the show and you can get handmade artist pieces that are very special.
This is another example of some really special jewelry made by a company in Florida.
I was instantly drawn to the birds and nature themes they created.
and the clever way they displayed their jewelry.
The different array of metals made them look even more organic. I had a hard time not wanting everything I saw.....so I decided to stick to the nature themes with the most neutral colors.
Playing it safe......
Who wouldn't want watering cans hanging off their ears?
What every fashionable gardener wants to wear this season I predict:))
I asked if they sold the earring stands .....but they didn't
....They'll have to go on the" honey do list"
One of my stops is always Cavellini & Company but I walked right by it til George pointed that out.
They had a much larger booth then they usually do.
They have the most exquisite papers,stamp sets, cards and etc.
They started their paper line with maps of all over the world but it's grown tremendously from there with every subject imaginable.
They recently started to make the postcards with glitter and they've been a big hit.
We girls just love our glitter.
The next stop is the area called the Piers....this year only one pier was open....the sign of the times...but for me it was good enough ....I usually never get to finish going thru all of them anyways.
While I'm showing you these santos....do you mind that they have no eyes painted in? doesn't bother me but I know the perfect face is what people look for.
BTW the ones I saw with eyes were more expensive.......of course!
Often times the Piers have the exact things I'm looking for. The more gardeny stuff.
See very gardeny and French Flea Market like...
That look that makes us all weak in the knees.
It's now been over a week that we've been back from the show and it's fun for me to revisit all that I swooned over. Hope it is for you too. I still have one more post to show. I've only gotten two deliveries so far. Most of them are coming in late summer and fall for Christmas. By then I won't even remember what the heck I even ordered:))
It's just like opening Christmas presents........except they're not gifts!